Monthly Archives: February 2018

Paul Krugman: A Response to Idealism

Paul Krugman (Image: Alex Wong/Getty. Fair use.) Today, February 28, is the 65th birthday of Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning American economist, professor (at New York University), and columnist for the New York Times. Our Quip-Find puzzle below features a hidden quotation … Continue reading

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Alfred North Whitehead: The Nature of Knowledge

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) (Fair use: Photo by Richard Carver Wood taken in 1936 for Harvard University.) This week we are offering an encore puzzle appearance: a Quip-Find puzzle from our 2012 book, When Eating an Elephant: The 2nd Quip-Find Puzzle … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony: Dominance

Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) With today’s posting, we offer a couple of firsts: (1) The Quip-FindTM puzzle involves, in the second part of the Anthony quote, a full-rack diagram, which includes all six faces of … Continue reading

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Ben Hecht: Valentine’s Day

Ben Hecht (1894-1964) For Valentine’s Day we feature an appropriate — if somewhat enigmatic — quote from Ben Hecht, American journalist, novelist, screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. He has been called “one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion … Continue reading

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Our New Guide to Solving Quip-Bild Puzzles

“How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles: A Brief Guide” has now been posted; just click on the “Quip-BildTM Puzzles” link above and then click on “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu. (We plan to post more extensive instructions, with examples of … Continue reading

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Sinclair Lewis: This Time of Year

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) (Image: U.S. postage stamp issued in 1985) Tomorrow is the birthday of the American novelist, short story writer and playwright Sinclair Lewis, born February 7, 1885. A native of Minnesota, he was the author of more than … Continue reading

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